Monday, January 21, 2008

Free secondary education not for all

The Standard Online Edition: "Not all students in public secondary schools will benefit from free education, The Standard has learnt.
In a confidential circular, Education Permanent Secretary, Prof Karega Mutahi, said the State would only pay fees for students in classes of between 40 and 45.
This means that students outside this bracket would miss out on the programme.
Mutahi said schools in high potential, urban and arid and semi-arid areas must have a minimum of 40 students and a maximum of 45 in all classes to qualify for Government funding."